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Boalt - "Passed initial review"

Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2007, 04:28:03 PM »
so how many people got this email? i didn't. and i went complete late nov if i remember correctly

Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2007, 04:39:09 PM »
oh and i'm from california. so maybe we'll get an email later? hopefully?

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Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2007, 04:48:21 PM »
I did get this email. Applied in early November I think, but had not heard anything back from them. No idea what it means, but I'll know by Feb 23, I suppose.

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Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2007, 04:48:58 PM »
I got the email too.  According to Boalt ( http://www.law.berkeley.edu/admissions/jddegree/appprocess/index.html ), the admissions dean makes an initial decision of admit, deny, or hold.  The hold apps then go to the full committee for consideration.  I think those of us that got the email weren't outstanding (or bad) enough to have an initial decision.

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Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2007, 05:16:31 PM »
So if we haven't gotten the email, and haven't been accepted, does this mean we are on our way to rejected?  :'(

Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2007, 05:19:14 PM »
Steve is right...Dean Tom will accept about 500 people each year on his own, and then send what I assume are a few hundred "borderline" applications to their committee.  At the point the committee will select a couple hundred more for admission, and probably many more for waitlisting. 

I would think if one applied before middle of November, and did NOT receive this e-mail, you might be looking at a rejection.

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Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2007, 05:20:10 PM »
Ok so what's the consensus on what the email actually is?  Got home and found it in my Inbox btw.

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Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2007, 05:27:09 PM »
Didn't get it. Guess I'm en route to a ding.

Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2007, 05:28:21 PM »
Didn't get it. Guess I'm en route to a ding.

I didn't get it either...

This probably also means they'll send out the first batch of rejections fairly soon.


EDIT: As predicted, we have the first non-acceptance of the cycle:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=jnfr

sram

Re: Boalt - "Passed initial review"
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2007, 05:59:06 PM »
I got the email, and even though I'm sure I'm going to eventually be rejected, the faint glimmer of hope it offers is enough to make my night, hell, week! Boalt didn't take one look at my application and reject me...sweet!

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